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Alien Queen Funko Because powerful women inspire us. Shop: Forbidden Planet    Saga Volume 7  The new volume of Saga has arrived. We do not read these so much as inhale them. Shop: Forbidden Planet   A moon lamp Simply stellar. Shop: Etsy   American Werewolf in London t-shirt Last Exit To Nowhere does the coolest […]

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Not a Guilty Pleasure: The Star Wars Prequels

1. Yoda Yoda, in much of the original Star Wars trilogy, could be mistaken for a senile muppet. When I watched A New Hope after seeing him in The Phantom Menace, it seemed like he was filling the Jar Jar role this time around, bumbling and nonsensical, fighting with R2-D2 and stealing Luke’s food. Where was the […]

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7 of the Most Terrifying Fantasy Worlds

1. The Vorrh in Brian Catling’s The Vorrh trilogy The Vorrh is a giant forest in Africa that no human can survive more than three trips through. The locals believe its the original site of the Garden of Eden, and that Adam and the angels sent to guide him away from evil were forsaken and left to […]

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6 of the best Irish myths and legends

1. Samhain (pronounced SOW-in) Ireland has excellent pagan history, and Samhain is the best known of all the traditions – it birthed contemporary Halloween. Timed around important seasonal farming changes, Samhain was the night where the boundaries between our world and the fairies’ blurred, and you best avoid their ire. Offerings were left out, bonfires […]

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The CARAVAL Treasure Hunt

Here’s how it works… Each store will hide a copy of each of the different versions of the  hardback around their shop. To take part in the treasure hunt, ask a member of staff for a clue sheet which will point you in the direction of each of the books. When you find them, take a photo of […]

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10 of the most scene-stealing musical moments in Buffy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has the most amazing soundtrack. It shifts from 90s grunge to trip-hop to pop-rock without batting an eye. If you’re a Buffy fan, chances are you own all of the soundtracks (Radio Sunnydale’s my favourite), listen to songs on repeat, and know exactly which episode has which song in it. I’ve […]

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A ferocious pair of bookends, a truly terrifying jumper, and a book that’ll horrify anyone in a 10m radius.

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Not a Guilty Pleasure: The Fifth Element

My favourite films as a child were altogether a bit odd. I was really into Speed 2: Cruise Control for some unfathomable reason. I mean, hijacking a cruise liner in order to steal jewellery seems like a solid plan, sure. And Willem Dafoe typecast once again as an evil-doer, six-year-old me could get on board. […]

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Buffy pins, dinosaur earrings and Mass Effect leggings OH MY.

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Strange the Dreamer: Meet Lazlo Strange

Be first in line to enter Weep and start your collection of exclusive character decals! You might have heard us talk a little about Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor’s epic new novel. We’ve shared exclusive extracts and we’ve revealed the special first edition design with blue sprayed edges and illustrations by Laini herself. But what about limited edition […]

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11 enamel pins for book geeks

One day I was haplessly browsing the internet (full disclosure: I do this everyday), the next my collarbones are weighed down by the weight of my newfound addiction. I’m not alone. They used to just be things your school gave you if you could swim 5m without embarrassing yourself for life, but now they come […]

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Here to divest of your hard-earned cash.

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Not a Guilty Pleasure: Heroes

You might recall that the plot of Heroes works around a solar eclipse, causing certain people of the world to develop useful powers, like mind-reading and healing, and other not-so-useful powers, like radiation strong enough to turn into an explosion. When it first aired over ten years ago (my god, I feel old) it was heralded […]

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